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A university with tradition Discover your future


Discover the splendours of the region


At a glance – the Faculties


Natural Sciences

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Management Automotive Engineering Graduate School Basic Sciences Information Technology Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering Social Work, Health and Nursing


Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering


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A university with tradition

The Hochschule Esslingen (Esslingen University of Applied Sciences) was created in October 2006 through the merger of two institutions: the “Hochschule fuer Technik” (Technical University of Applied Sciences) and the “Hochschule fuer Sozialwesen” (University of Applied Sciences for Social Work). Both have long histories. The former Technical University of Applied Sciences started out as one of the oldest schools of mechanical engineering in Germany. In 1914 the “Koenigliche Baugewerkeschule, Abteilung Maschinenbau” (Royal School of Construction’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) moved from Stuttgart to Esslingen. In the 1970’s, the engineering school became the Fachhochschule Esslingen – Hochschule fuer Technik (Esslingen University of Applied Science). In the course of the university’s dynamic development, characteristic of the university since its foundation, more faculties of engineering were added. In the 1980’s, business administration was added and in 1998, degree programs with an international focus were added.

The former University of Applied Science for Social Work also has a long history in Stuttgart. The Soziale Frauenschule (Social Womens’ School) of the Schwaebische Frauenverein (Swabian Womens’ Assocation) was started in 1917 by a foundation established by Queen Charlotte of Wuerttemberg. A second project of the foundation was the youth leadership program for women. These two programs were merged to form the state university of applied science. In 1999/2000, healthcare administration was added to the curriculum. At the newly created Hochschule Esslingen, there are presently over 5000 students studying in 10 faculties. The engineering, business administration and social work faculties offer 20 bachelor’s and 10 master’s degree programs. The Hochschule Esslingen is spread out over 3 campuses. The city campus lies in the heart of Esslingen. The Hilltop campus is situated in the hills overlooking the city while the Goeppingen campus is located 32 km away.

Down to earth and up to date

Discover your future

As a vibrant university, the Hochschule Esslingen must adapt quickly to the pace of change in the economy and industry. To that end, the university has an extensive network, built over the last 50 years, of important companies in southwestern Germany such as Robert Bosch GmbH, DaimlerChrysler AG, Festo AG & Co., Porsche AG and Siemens AG. The metropolitan area of Stuttgart and the Neckar River Valley is one of the largest and most successful economic regions in Europe. The international automobile industry with its supplier network, as well as major companies involved in mechanical engineering, information technology, and electrical engineering and numerous service companies have their headquarters here. Many public and private charitable organizations have an office here in the most densely populated area in Baden-Wuerttemberg. They offer a wonderful opportunity to integrate teaching, learning and research for the Faculty of Social Work, Health and Care. Close cooperation with industry and preparation for the future are important considerations of the university. Class sizes are limited in order to increase the focus of the study program and enhance cooperation between students and teachers. An industry internship, project work, group work and application-oriented theses prepare the students for academically-oriented careers. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities in the 55 university laboratories

are prerequisites for innovative teaching, research and development. The transition to bachelor’s and master’s degree programs resulted in a complete re-organization of the degree programs with an emphasis on teamwork, project work and study or work abroad. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree with honors, students can continue their academic career by entering a master’s degree program, either in Esslingen or world-wide. Successful completion of the master’s degree is a prerequisite for acceptance into a doctoral program. In addition to the major field of study, all degree programs require courses in methods and practices and self-management. The Institute of Foreign Languages prepares students to meet the language and cultural skills requirements needed to perform abroad. An association helps students develop the skills needed to become entrepreneurs. The two alumni associations bring alumni and students together and help graduates enter the work force.


A university wit h h i g h r an k i n g s

A u n i v e r s i t y s u p p o rt i n g fa m i l i e s

Consistently high standings in different university rankings document the reputation and the quality of both sides of the learning experience – academic theory and industrial practice – at the Hochschule Esslingen. Many academic rankings in different magazines, including the most detailed and broad ranking from the Centrum fuer Hochschulent­wick­ lung (Center of University Development) published by the weekly magazine “DIE ZEIT” give the faculties of the Hochschule Esslingen high ratings compared to all other universities in Germany.

The integration of both career and family is not only a question of child care, but also requires that the underlying requirements of both the working world and the university experience change to better reflect the actual life constraints on both men and women. In the future both students and workers should be able to choose both having a career and having a family. The Hochschule Esslingen is therefore committed to providing both working and study conditions which encourage family life. The designation “familienfreundliche Hochschule” (familyfriendly university) was awarded to the university by the organization “beruf- und familie gGmbH” (work and family corporation).

Commercially, Esslingen und Goeppingen are familiar names, both within Germany and abroad, BECAUSE OF THE COMPANIES SETTLED HERE. They provide employment, security and a superior cultural life.

Esslin g e n Ci t y Camp u s

E s s l i n g e n Hilltop Ca mpus

G oeppingen

Esslingen and Goeppingen

Discover the splendours of the region

A city in the vi n e ya r d s

A c i t y i n g r e e n pas t u r e s

Surrounded by vineyards Esslingen is located on the Neckar River. Even from a distance, you can see the Gothic church towers, and the medieval walls of the city, which the citizens of Esslingen simply call the “Burg” (castle). In the historical city, people meet in cafes, restaurants and bars. In the summer months international artists perform at the “Burg” which is also the location of the open-air movie cinema. The cultural center “Dieselstrasse”, the municipal theater, and the movie theater “Traumpalast” are popular destinations for students. Art lovers from all over the world come to the Villa Merkel. During the industrial era, many companies came to Esslingen and they have kept coming; more and more world-renowned companies have settled here. Esslingen and the surrounding area offer high standards of living and public safety, with plenty of employment and educational opportunities available. With its 92,000 residents, Esslingen might not be a large city, but it offers all the necessities of life – and the pleasures, too. Those who want to spend some time in a big city can reach one within 15 minutes by taking public transportation to Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Goeppingen is located on the Fils river, framed by the three Kaiser mountains of Hohenstaufen, Rechberg and Staufen. With 57,000 residents, the Hohenstaufer city is surrounded by green pastures with plenty of opportunities for culture and sports. An intact environment and fantastic vista points invite relaxation or hiking excursions. As the home of the Staufen royalty, Goeppingen is more than just history to be experienced. Modern sports and recreation facilities give students an excellent opportunity to relax from their studies. The handball club ‘Frisch Auf’ plays in the national handball league. In the Alten E-Werk, people meet to listen to jazz or watch a cabaret. The Maerklin museum thrills young and old with its toy railroad trains. Goeppingen is also attractive to industry. International companies such as the machinery manufacturer Schuler, the telephone company Deutsche Telekom, the engineering firm Boehringer and the model railroad manufacturer Maerklin have their headquarters here. More than 40 companies have banded together to form the information center for mechatronics. There is also a very good public transportation system. Stuttgart is 30 minutes away, with Esslingen half way between them.

A T A G L A N C E - T H E F A C U L T I E S

Natur al Sc i e n c e s 

Biotechnology / Life Sciences Chemical Engineering / Color-Coatings-Environment

Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science

Applied Surface and Material Science in cooperation with the Aalen University of Applied Sciences Environmental Protection in cooperation with the Universities of Applied Sciences in Nuertingen, Reutlingen, and Stuttgart

Master of Science Master of Engineering

Ma na gem e n t

Business Information Management Engineering with Business Studies International Business Studies with Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science

Innovation Management Industrial Management in cooperation with the MPEI Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Technical University and Festo

Master of Science Master of Business Administration*

Automot i v e E n g i n e e r i n g

Minors: Engine and Transmission, Chassis and Control Systems, Car Body Design, Service

Bachelor of Engineering

Grad uate Sc h o o l

Automotive Systems Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering International Industrial Management

Master of Engineering* Master of Engineering* Master of Business Administration*

* in English

Ba sic S ciences 

I nformation T e c h n o l o g y

Communications Engineering Computer Engineering Software Engineering and Media Informatics

Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering

Mech anic a l Eng i n e e r i n g

Mechanical Engineering / Development and Design Mechanical Engineering / Development and Production

Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering

Mech atronics and E l e c t r i ca l E n g i n e er i n g

Mechatronics / Automation Systems Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering Mechatronics / Precision Engineering and Microsystems MechatronicsPlus

Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor

of of of of

Engineering Engineering Engineering Science and Trade Certification

Childhood Education Nursing Management Nursing Education Social Work

Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor

of of of of

Arts Arts Arts Arts

Nursing Sciences Social Work

Master of Arts Master of Arts

Soci a l Work, Healt h a nd Nu r s i n g

Buil ding Servic e s , E n e r g y a nd E n v i r o n m e n ta l En g i n e e r i n g

Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering Energy and Facility Management

Bachelor of Science Master of Engineering

Biotechnology / Life Sciences › Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering / Color-Coatings-Environment › Bachelor of Science Applied Surface and Material Science › Master of Science in cooperation with the Aalen University of Applied Sciences Environmental Protection › Master of Engineering in cooperation with the Universities of Applied Sciences in Nuertingen, Reutlingen, and Stuttgart

Students: 315 Professors: 17 Staff: 11

Location: Esslingen City Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-35 01  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-35 02 [email protected] 10


Nat u r al S ci e nc e s

Getting the che m i s t ry r i g h t

The Faculty of Natural Sciences offers two degree programs: Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The students receive individual attention in modern and well-equipped laboratories and a firstclass vocational education. Industrial experience is gained during an internship lasting one semester. The fundamentals of business administration and management are also part of the curriculum offered. Graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. The degree program in Chemical Engineering / Color-CoatingsEnvironment is unique in Germany. In addition to a solid foundation in chemistry, polymer chemistry, the principles of environmentallyfriendly coating systems, application techniques, corrosion protection and building protection are studied. Design, environmental protection and safe work practices are also part of the curriculum.

The degree program in Biotechnology / Life Sciences requires not only studies of chemistry and physics, but also both theory and practice in bio-chemical engineering, molecular biology, microbiology, cellular biology , bio-chemistry, analysis and diagnosis as well as quality control and project management. Possible minors include Bio-processing and Installation Engineering or Molecular Bio-technology. In partnership with the Universities of Applied Sciences in Reutlingen, Nuertingen and Stuttgart, the Faculty of Natural Sciences offers a master’s degree in Environmental Protection. Starting in the winter semesterof 2007, students with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering can join a three semester master’s degree program in Applied Surface and Material Science which will be offered in cooperation with the Aalen University of Applied Sciences.

International Business Studies with Engineering › Bachelor of Science Business Information Management › Bachelor of Engineering Engineering with Business Studies › Bachelor of Engineering Innovation Management › Master of Science Industrial Management › Master of Business Administration* in cooperation with the MPEI Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Technical University and Festo please see the Graduate School listing for the English-language Master’s degree programs

Students: 872 Professors: 26 Staff: 11 + 4 trainees

Location: International Business Studies with Engineering, Engineering with Business Studies, Esslingen Hilltop Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-43 02  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-43 01 Business Information Management, Goeppingen Campus Telephone:  +49(0)7161.679-11 76  Fax:  +49(0)7161.679-21 77 [email protected] 11


Ma nag em e nt

R ead y for the g l o ba l e c o n o m y

The clear strategy of the faculty, with its foundation in the quality management system of the Faculty of Management and an attrac­ tively structured curriculum make the joint programs in engineering and business administration a success. Whether considering the “tactical-operative” emphasis of the bachelor’s degree programs or the “strategic management” emphasis of the master’s degree program, the faculty offers a solid education. Graduates of the Faculty of Management have excellent career prospects. The distinguishing characteristic of the degree program “Inter­ national Business Studies with Engineering” is the specialization in management science. Such topics include, for example, change management or interdisciplinary management. Foreign languages and technical, cultural and scientific topics supplement the main focus. When conflict occurs between technology and business, the graduates of the degree program “Engineering with Business Studies” can bridge the gap between the technical and business departments of the company. They function as the interface between production

managers, sales engineers and customers and play an important role in keeping the company competitive in today’s economy. Both society and the economy are changing with increasing speed. Companies are confronted with new challenges daily. They need specialists who can recognize and shape complexity. The degree program “Business Information Management” with the em­phasis on business process management offers solutions based on industry experience. For the company-wide deployment of business process management knowledge of business administration, tech­nology and applied computer science is essential and supple­ mented by interdisciplinary projects and case studies. The Master of Science in Innovation Management follows any of the three bachelor’s degree programs. An international education is very important in the Faculty of Management. The students are supported in their efforts to spend a semester of study or work abroad through specialized language courses.

Automotive Engineering › Bachelor of Engineering Minors: Engine and Transmission, Chassis and Control Systems, Car Body Design, Service please see the Graduate School listing for the English-language Master’s degree programs

Students: 600 Professors: 21 Staff: 15

Location: Esslingen City Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-33 01  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-32 99 [email protected] 12


A ut om o t i v e Engin ee r i ng

Focusing on mo t o r v e h i c l e s

Motor vehicles are necessary in order to satisfy the individual and social need for personal mobility and the transportation of goods. Since the best way to fulfill this need is strongly dependent on chang­ ing technological, economic, ecological and safety conditions, there will always be great demand for all sorts of automotive engineers with different minors. The Faculty of Automotive Engineering collaborates closely with industry to educate competent, team-oriented engineers. This collaboration is supported by close geographical proximity to multi-­national companies of the automotive industry such as DaimlerChrysler AG, Porsche AG, and Robert Bosch GmbH. In addition to extensive technical training, vocational skills are emphasized, while methods and social competence are essential skills for a successful career as an engineer. After learning the fundamentals of automotive engineering in the first three semesters, the students can follow their individual preferences and choose one of four possible minors: Engine and Transmission, Chassis and Control Systems, Car Body Design or Service.

After the successful completion of the bachelor’s degree program, there are two possible master’s degree programs. The degree program “Automotive Systems” is an interdepartmental major offered in cooperation with the faculties of Information Technology, and Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering while “Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering” is an interdepartmental major offered in cooperation with the faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Automotive Systems › Master of Engineering Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering › Master of Engineering International Industrial Management › Master of Business Administration

Students: 90 Professors: 6 as well as professors from other faculties Staff: 5

Location: Esslingen Hilltop Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-44 61, -44 64, -44 74 Fax:  +49(0)711.397-44 77 [email protected], [email protected] 13


G ra dua t e sch o o l

Ma ny n ations u n d e r o n e r o o f

The Graduate School was founded in 1999 with a large financial grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the state of Baden­-­Wuerttemberg, Germany (MWK). The Hochschule Esslingen concen­trates its international offering in the Graduate School and offers attractive choices in the increasingly international educational market. The Graduate School takes advantage of the excellent facilities and the teaching staff provided by the faculties: International Industrial Management (MBA) > Faculty of Management Automotive Systems (M. Eng.) > Faculty of Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (M. Eng.) > Faculty of Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

The Graduate School is responsible for the organization of the degree programs, the global marketing of the school, the selection of the applicants according to international criteria and advising and counseling the students. The master’s program lasts three semesters and is especially suited for both foreign and German candidates with an international orientation because classes are taught in English. All degree programs are accredited by both ASIIN and FIBAA. The Graduate School maintains relationships with partner universities all over the world. Visiting professors, especially from American universities, regularly teach in the English-speaking master’s programs. The faculty has an advisory board consisting of high-ranking representatives of the regional economy and the public sector. They support the Graduate School in the task of continually adapting the degree programs to meet the challenges of the global economy.

Serving all faculties of engineering and natural sciences with courses in mathematics and physics.

Professors and lecturers: 17 Staff: 5

Location: Esslingen City Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-34 01  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-34 30 [email protected] 14


Basic S cie nc e s

Mathem atics an d p h y s i c s a s t h e f o u ndat i o n s o f e n g i n e e r i n g

The Faculty of Basic Sciences offers mathematics and physics courses for all engineering students at the university because sound knowledge of these two subjects is essential for every engineer. The convention that the professors of the faculty teach mathematics and physics to the students of other faculties has a long tradition at the university and ensures that all students learn the same content using the same teaching methodologies. Although the course content remains uniform across many majors, the special needs of each faculty are taken into consideration. As much as possible, students with different majors take the same exams in order to achieve better objectivity. The courses are primarily taught during the first semesters of the degree program although some courses are also offered in more advanced semesters. The faculty’s didactics team helps the students

in their transition from school to the university by evaluating them and coaching them in mathematics and physics skills. With know­ledge tests and compact courses, the first-year university students have the opportunity to catch up in elementary mathematics before beginning their studies. The Faculty of Basic Sciences houses the Mathematics Institute and the Physics Institute with physics laboratories A and B as well the laboratory for technical physics and the laboratory for scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis.

Communications Engineering › Bachelor of Engineering Software Engineering and Media Informatics › Bachelor of Engineering with a minor either in Software Engineering or Media Informatics Computer Engineering › Bachelor of Engineering please see the Graduate School listing for the English-language Master’s degree program

Students: 750 Professors: 23 Staff: 18

Location: Esslingen Hilltop Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-42 11, -42 13 Fax:  +49(0)711.397-42 14 [email protected], 15


In f o r mat i o n T e ch n ol o gy

Fa scinating tec h n o l o g i e s c ha n g i n g c o n s ta n t ly

Information Technology is about the collection, processing, transmission and representation of information. It supports people in their private and working life, provides for comfort and security in handling technology and is required for the smooth operation of industry, services and the public sector. Information Technology employs the technologies which make the world go round. Communication and computer networks are interconnecting and meshing together to form a gigantic network. These connections are creating new and fascinating applications which are in turn creating new questions to be answered and new problems to be solved. Infor­mation technology must confront and deal with these issues. Therefore, the study of Information Technology must encompass both basic and broad engineering knowledge in information and communication technologies. Only then can specific methods and processes be taught. Finally, the degree program ensures that graduates are familiar with both market-relevant applications and current and innovative techniques and products. Graduates of the faculty can be found in all branches of technology

and industry; they plan, implement, and operate the highly complex systems of information technology. Career opportunities are especially rich in all the industries which develop or operate communications, information, and automation systems. The study of Information Technology allows graduates the over­ view necessary to appreciate how technologies interact. Therefore, our graduates not only have a good understanding of current technology but are also able to react and adapt rapidly to changing technologies during their entire career. With sufficient experience, our graduates often achieve leading positions in technology and management within a few years.

Mechanical Engineering / Development and Design › Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering / Development and Production › Bachelor of Engineering please see the Graduate School listing for the English-language Master’s degree program

Students: 600 Professors: 20 Staff: 15

Location: Esslingen City Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-33 51  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-33 70 [email protected]  



M echa nical E ngin ee r i ng

The fascination o f t e c h n o l o g y

The study of mechanical engineering has a long tradition at the Hochschule Esslingen; students have been studying mechanical engineering in Esslingen since 1914. Today, mechanical engineering is one of the key technologies of our modern industrial society and it is found at the intersection of mechanics, electronics, computer science and management. The excellent reputation of our graduates, documented in numerous rankings, is based on a broad, basic education combined with practical training. This is guaranteed by our long collaboration with regional industry, world leaders in vehicle technology, machine tool manu­fac­ ture and automatic control engineering.

With two bachelor’s degree programs and the master’s degree program “Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering” (in cooperation with the Faculty of Automotive Engineering) the entire range of disciplines involved in mechanical engineering are covered, from product development and design to production and production control. Many electives allow the students to customize their studies to fit their needs. Concentrations in energy engineering, plastics engineering, deformation techno­ logies, machine tool manufacturing and manufacturing automation are available.

Mechatronics / Automation Systems › Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering › Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics / Precision Engineering and Microsystems › Bachelor of Engineering MechatronicsPlus › Bachelor of Science and Trade Certification please see the Graduate School listing for the English-language Master’s degree program

Students: 850 Professors: 28 Staff: 24

Location: Goeppingen Campus Telephone:  49(0)7161.679-11 75  Fax:  49(0)7161.679-21 77 [email protected] 17


M echa t r o nics a n d Ele ctr ical E n gineer in g

Job-security th r o u g h In n o vat i o n

In the Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering, future engineers integrate the classic solitary disciplines and the modern mechatronic approach. Mechatronics is a new branch of engineering, linking the disciplines of mechanics, electronics and computer science. In the future, it will be ubiquitous in all types of products and consumer goods, e. g. in DVD-players. The study of mechatronics requires new educational me­thods. All students of the faculty begin with the same fundamental courses in mechanics, electrical engineering, and computer science. Then they take courses specific to the minor they choose. Addi­ tio­n­al qualities necessary for today’s engineers are emphasized:

a business-oriented and international attitude, and the ability to work in teams and on projects. Their broad and future-oriented education provides graduates with the excellent qualifications necessary to work in innovative branches of the industry. The co-op study program, MechatronicsPlus, leads to both the trade certification and a bachelor’s degree after 5 years. It is an option for students who want to emphasize practical experience.

Childhood Education › Bachelor of Arts Nursing Management › Bachelor of Arts Nursing Education › Bachelor of Arts Social Work › Bachelor of Arts Nursing Sciences › Master of Arts Social Work › Master of Arts

Students: 800 Professors: 28 Staff: 7

Location: Esslingen Hilltop Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-45 20,  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-45 25 [email protected][email protected] 18


S o cial W o r k , H ealt h and nursi n g

Supporting the i nd i v id ua l

All majors of the faculty emphasize supporting people in difficult social or health-related situations. The degree program enables students to help other people to achieve as much self-deter­mination, satisfaction and dignity as possible. Once part of the workforce, their goals include effective and sustainable change to correct social inequality, whether it arises from societal structure or circumstance and achieving and preserving both acceptance and solidarity between both individuals and groups in society. All the degree programs have been accredited. The master’s degree programs following the respective bachelor’s degree programs are requirements for promotion and for admission to doctoral programs. Both master’s degree programs are accredited as applied research programs. A wide variety of social science-based skills must be taught and these require an inter-disciplinary approach. Therefore a distinguishing characteristic of the faculty is that they represent a wide variety of different fields. Organizing the different fields into study modules prepares the students for a broad range of different careers.

Both master’s degree programs in “Nursing Sciences” and “Social Work” qualify students for applied research and development in their respective fields. According to the report of the accreditation committee, both programs can be described as groundbreaking because of the quality of their offerings. The structure and development strategy of the faculty plans for the creation of new majors, especially in health-related services and in fields not previously offered at university level, like occupational therapy and logopedics.

Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering › Bachelor of Science Energy and Facility Management › Master of Engineering

Students: 340 Professors: 12 Staff: 7.5

Location: Esslingen City Campus Telephone:  +49(0)711.397-34 51  Fax:  +49(0)711.397-34 49 [email protected] 19


Build in g S e r v ic e s , En ergy a nd Envi ron mental Engineer ing

T echnology serv i n g man k i nd an d t h e e n v i r o n m e n t

The application-oriented program of Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering covers a wide variety of different engin­eering disciplines; in addition to power supply, it emphasizes heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology, control engineering, and building automation, sanitary engineering, water supply, waste disposal engineering, as well as environmental technology. The objective is to efficiently supply industry, business, and the general public with the different types of energy needed to support a humane lifestyle. The question of sustainable energy is becoming increasingly important. Together with knowledge of waste disposal and environmental engineering, students learn how to responsibly solve the problems created by an affluent society. Engineering graduates of the Faculty of Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering are in demand. There are many career opportunities for them; they work in planning, project engineering

and operating complex technical plants, which supply energy and water as well as dispose of waste materials. In these days of scarce resources, energy-saving and environmentally sound processes are gaining in importance. Based upon a bachelor’s degree specializing in energy and environmental engineering and building services, the degree program starting in the winter semester of 2007 leads to the title of Master of Engineering.


Discover our connections


A university wi t h i n t e r nat i o na l f la i r

Some 50 universities in approximately 20 countries are partners of the Hochschule Esslingen. Through these partnerships, the Hochschule Esslingen is able to offer all students the opportunity to study or work a semester aboard. The Institute of Foreign Languages provides preparatory language courses for the students. For every foreign university there is a contact person who is able to help students in the search for a suitable academic exchange or internship. Since the university maintains contact with companies and institutions outside of Germany, the Hochschule Esslingen can place students in internships abroad as well. The International Office is responsible for maintaining and organizing the study abroad program with international universities. They answer all questions regarding international exchange opportunities. They help students plan their semester abroad and advise them about financial aid and scholarships. The Hochschule Esslingen is renowned worldwide and many foreign students come to study here. To study in Germany, a country with a reputation for engineering technology and car manufacture, benefits their careers.

Besides enjoying the wide scope of the technical studies at the Hochschule Esslingen, foreign students in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs take advantage of additional subjects, like “German as a foreign language” and “Regional history”. Taking field trips in the region, students learn about Germany and the Germans. German students who are interested in going abroad accompany and assist the foreign students. In 1999, the Hochschule Esslingen founded the Graduate School. Three international Master’s programs in English are offered under one roof. Many international students take advantage of the multi-faceted services which allow them to adjust quickly to life in Germany and enable them to take full advantage of their stay.

The students attending the Hochschule Esslingen benefit from the experience and knowledge gained from research.

Rese arch a nd d e v e l o p m e n t, a s w e l l a s t e c h n o l o g y t ran s f e r s u p p o rt t eac h i n g

Applied research is an important basis for vocational education and has a high priority at the university. Experience and knowledge from ­ research projects benefit the students. Therefore professors of all faculties of the Hochschule Esslingen regularly embark on research projects. The Hochschule Esslingen champions research through the Institutes for Applied Research (IAF), which support innovative ideas, concepts and development. The IAFs function as bridges between teaching, basic research and technology transfer. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and access to all the technological resources of the university, research is guaranteed to be future-oriented, efficient and cost-effective. Not only small and medium-sized companies become partners, but also large companies take advantage of this excellent opportunity to pursue innovative projects. The IAF “Innovative Engineering” emphasizes two main fields. The IAF “Micro-System Engineering” is located on the Goeppingen campus together with the Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering and they perform research and development in the areas of electronics, circuit technology, applied software, and packaging of integrated circuits (thick-film hybrid chips, chip-on-board technology).

The IAF “Modeling and Prototyping” is located on the Esslingen City Campus. Some of their interesting projects include the turbine-powered glider “ApisJet”, a high-energy water-jet facility for metalworking and the construction of a model jet engine for a turboprop. Another IAF is located on the Esslingen Hilltop Campus together with the Faculty of Social Work, Health and Care. They concentrate on applied social science research with an emphasis on exploratory studies, monitoring research studies, concept development, evaluation, merit appraisal and quality control. They work closely with the research-oriented, accredited master’s degree candidates of the faculty, especially when they are working on their theses. Research and development projects which are not yet market-ready are complemented by projects financed by industry, which are located at 14 Steinbeis transfer centers associated with the university.


Student organizations and activities

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All study and no play makes Jack and Jill a dull boy and girl. Students make friends while pursuing a variety of activities: the university orchestra, soccer, aerobics or other kinds of sports at the University Sports Center, gliding in the Flugtechnischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft, the amateur radio group, or the women’s association. Students can join the association of students, the AStA/Stud. e.V., which represents the students whenever university policy and decisions are made. Every faculty holds its own celebrations and parties. Fraternities and sororities also celebrate communally. In 1914 the “Kandelmarsch” started and became a tradition. At the end of July every year, university graduates say farewell to the university and town by parading around the city, dressed in top hat and tails, with one foot on the sidewalk and one on the street. All the names of alumni are kept in a central database. Every two years there is an Alumni Summer Celebration. For over 50 years the Association of the Friends of the University has been an important

resource for alumni. The Faculty of Social Work, Health and Care has its own alumni organization, the Association of Friends and Patrons, which was formed while the faculty was still an independent institution. Students wanting to start their own business can take the interdepartmental training module “Entrepreneurship” or contact Contact-As e.V. for specific information. Foreign languages are taught in the Institute for Foreign Languages. The Studentenwerk Stuttgart provides students with catering facilities and accommodation. Each campus has a cafeteria and a dormitory. Students with children can use the child care provided on the Hilltop campus.

I M PR I NT Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Public Relations and Marketing Department Photos: KD Busch Esslinger Stadtmarketing- und Tourismus GmbH Stadt Göppingen Hochschule Esslingen Archiv Translation: Eve Warendorf BA, MBA

L o ca t i o n a n d Di r e c t i o n s

e ssli n g e n Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences City Campus (Administrative offices) Kanalstraße 33 73728 Esslingen am Neckar Germany Tel.:  +49(0)711.397-49 Fax:  +49(0)711.397-31 00

goeppingen Goeppingen Campus Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Robert-Bosch-Straße 1 73037 Goeppingen Tel.: +49(0)7161.6 79-0 Fax: +49(0)7161.6 79-21 73

Esslingen Hilltop Campus Flandernstraße 101 73733 Esslingen am Neckar Germany Tel.:  +49(0)711.397-49 Fax:  +49(0)711.397-40 92

S ome statistics

3 campuses 11 faculties 26 bachelor’s degree programs 12 master’s degree programs 55 laboratories 14 Steinbeis technology transfer centers

6.100 students 207 professors 451 part-time lecturers 34 million Euro annual budget (as of November 2014)


392 staff